11/01/2016 4:10PM

Curlin's fee jumps 50% to $150,000 for 2017


The stud fee for Curlin will increase by 50% in 2017, as Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Lexington, Ky., announced fees for its stallions for the next breeding season.

Curlin’s fee was raised to $150,000, up from $100,000 this year.  The son of Smart Strike stood his first year at Hill ‘n’ Dale in 2016, which followed a breakout year in 2015 for the progeny of Curlin on the track, as he was represented by his first Eclipse Award winner in Stellar Wind, plus Grade 1 winners Curalina and Keen Ice. This year, his son Exaggerator won the Preakness, Santa Anita Derby, and Haskell Invitational, plus Curlin was represented by three other Grade 1 winners. Curlin’s fee was $35,000 in 2015, his last year at Lane’s End.

Kantharos will be standing his first season at Hill ‘n’ Dale in 2017, having moved from Ocala Stud in Florida. The son of Lion Heart will have a fee of $15,000, three times the stud fee he sported this past breeding season. Kantharos in 2016 was represented by the speedy X Y Jet, winner of two Grade 3 races at Gulfstream and second in the Group 1 Dubai Golden Shaheen in Dubai. Grade 2 winner Ancient Secret was another standout among Kantharos’s six 2016 stakes winners.

The stud fee of Maclean’s Music, who is eighth on this year’s freshman sire list, will increase from $6,500 to $8,500 in 2017.

Following are the fees for all the Hill ‘n’ Dale stallions for 2017:
Atreides, $5,000 – same as in 2016
Bayern, $15,000 – same as in 2016
Curlin, $150,000 – up from $100,000 in 2016
Flashback, $7,500 – same as in 2016
Kantharos, $15,000 – first year at the farm
Maclean’s Music, $8,500 – up from $6,500
Midnight Lute, $20,000 – down from $25,000 in 2016
New Year’s Day, $3,500 – down from $5,000 in 2016
Power Broker, $3,500 – down from $5,000
Secret Circle, $5,000 – same as in 2016
Stormy Atlantic, $15,000 – down from $25,000
Violence, $15,000 – same as in 2016